Requests to purchase public land

Requests to purchase part of the verge adjoining a property

The verge area adjoining properties is part of the road reserve that is owned by the Crown. The verge area is not available for purchase by the adjoining property owner as it serves the purpose of providing an area between the road and private property where common public facilities such as footpaths, bus stops and the like may be placed. The verge area also provides a section of land where essential services such as power, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications are placed.

Requests to purchase public open space adjoining a property

Public open space is an extremely valuable community asset, and the City does not support requests to purchase portions of public open space unless there is a clear benefit to the community. Refer to the Requests for sale of public open space reserves policy.